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Welcome Ernestina-Morrissey

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We don’t want to brag, but have we mentioned lately that the men and women that build and repair ships here on the peninsula are some of the finest in the world?

Don’t take our word for it, just ask the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, who have just awarded a $6M contract to the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard for several years of repair and restoration work on the Ernestina-Morrissey. Like the Bounty before her, we should be able ...

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Spring. . .

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I usually do not “like” Facebook.

Although there are sometimes funny and even poignant communications going back and forth, I have a hard time with a computer application telling me what to do. That is Susan’s job, and Susan’s job alone.

I have no idea where this photo came from, but whoever did it, thanks from a grateful Maine.
Did you get all misty? I did.

If you live anywhere in the north, especially the northeast, you ...

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“This was a real nice Clambake…”

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As you may know, the movie version of the musical Carousel was filmed in Boothbay Harbor.

While checking in some guests today I learned of a personal connection they have to that movie and this place. Jerry’s brother, Bill Foster, was a dancer in Carousel as well as a number of other Hollywood musicals of that era (Bandwagon, Stars and Stripes Forever).

Shirley Jones with Boothbay Harbor in the background
That is our harbor in ...

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The Bounty is Lost!

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Just a week or so ago, if you walked out onto our breakfast deck, you could see these archaic masts and full rigging standing taller than the trees. As it has been several times over the past ten years, the HMS Bounty was in dry dock at the bottom of McKown Hill.

The HMS Bounty in dry dock at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.
The HMS Bounty
in dry dock at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard

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Here we build ships.

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Stand on our breakfast deck looking out over the harbor, and then gaze to your right. The wooden masts you see belong to the HMS Bounty. Built as a prop for the 1962 film, it was destined to be burnt after the movie. When he found out, that $%@& Pain-In-The-Butt Marlon Brando decided that if they burnt the ship, he would not make the movie.

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